Chloe Wells and Tricia Liston both scored 18 points in their debuts in Cameron Indoor Stadium during the Duke Women’s Basketball team’s Blue-White Scrimmage on Sunday afternoon.DURHAM, N.C. – Freshmen
Wells hit a team-high seven shots, including two from beyond the arc, while Liston went 6-of-11 from the field and 4-of-7 from the three-point line. Duke’s freshman class – ranked No. 1 in the country – shined as the group combined for 73 of the team’s 112 points with four of the five finishing in double figures. Newcomers Richa Jackson turned in 16 points, Haley Peters contributed 13 and Chelsea Gray added eight.
Duke head coach Joanne P. McCallie led her squad through four 10-minute quarters for the annual Blue-White Scrimmage with split squads for each period. Each game was decided by no more than three points as the Blue Devils showcased their depth and continuity.
“It’s just great to get out there, put the uniforms on and have the team play and give our assistant coaches a chance to coach a little bit,” McCallie said. “There’s a broad range of what we try to accomplish in a Blue/White. The different combinations, it’s kind of a pain for the team having to switch up their uniforms and move around a lot, but we’re trying to get film. The bottom line is to get film of everybody and be able to teach from that film as much as possible.”
Senior Karima Christmas also scored in double figures with 16 points on 5-of-10 shooting. Senior point guard Jasmine Thomas chipped in seven assists and 10 points while classmate Krystal Thomas pulled in a team-high 11 rebounds.
Also making an impact on the boards were junior Kathleen Scheer with nine grabs, including five on the offensive end, and Jackson and Shay Selby with eight rebounds apiece.
With the Blue-White Scrimmage behind them, the Blue Devils will now prepare for their first exhibition game of the season on Nov. 3 against Wingate in Cameron Indoor Stadium. Duke will then face Carson-Newman on Nov. 7 before the regular season opener against BYU on Nov. 13.
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